We're delighted to share the first photo of Prince George with his little sister Princess Charlotte pic.twitter.com/lJbWwsqFva— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2015
Prepare for cuteness overload: Kensington Palace has released new photos of the royal family's newest member, Princess Charlotte, cuddled by her older — and may we say quite dapper — brother, Prince George.
This is the first set of images released of the royal baby since her birth May 2, according to E! News. Snapped by Kate Middleton, the images show a 22-month-old Prince George hugging and kissing his sister as they sit in coordinating white-and-blue outfits — his a white collared shirt trimmed in baby blue with matching knee-high socks, and hers a crocheted white sweater onesie will feminine frills.
Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Cambridge documented this sweet moment mid-May at the family's Anmer Hall, where they live in Norfolk, England and retreated to after Princess Charlotte was born. The palace used Twitter and Instagram to release the images to the world. In its social media feeds, the palace also shared the many handmade gifts sent to the family from U.K. residents eager to welcome the new baby into the country.
Middleton gave birth at St. Mary's Hospital in London, and hours later appeared on the hospitals front steps to show Princess Charlotte to the world. Prince William also brought Prince George to the hospital to visit his sister — and that was the last time the family was photographed together. At that time, Kensington Palace also used social media to announce Princess Charlotte's arrival.
Next up for the royal family: On July 5, the little princess will be christened at St. Mary Magdalene's Church on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate, where Princess Diana was baptized. The service will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
"I am delighted to be invited to conduct the baptism of HRH Princess Charlotte," Welby said in a statement. "It will be an extraordinary honor and privilege to help welcome the Princess into the family of the church. Along with her parents and all her family, I look forward to joining in this joyful day of celebration and thanksgiving."